I’m getting good at exporting and importing blog content in all sorts of systems now… After recently moving everything to Movable Type, I’m trying wordpress.com now. Mainly because I want to use Movable Type for managing my main content of my websites and I wanted something else for writing up things and posting flickr updates. Something that’s not hosted on my server so there’s no need to update and maintain anything except for content.
In order to move my posts and comments I exported everything and used the resulting textfile to search/replace relative links. I put in the absolute links to my main website attilaacs.com so that the downloads and images still work.
It was all a matter of minutes! As a final touch I added 301 redirects using php to the old entries (thanks to Movable Type’s structure, this was very quick and easy) and now all categories, archives and posts get redirected to wordpress.com…